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### The heterotic $G_2$ system and coclosed $G_2$-structures on cohomogeneity one manifolds

## Abstract

When considering compatifications of heterotic string theory down to 3D, the heterotic $G_2$ system arises naturally. It is a system for both geometric fields and gauge fields over a manifold with a $G_2$-structure. In particular, it asks for the $G_2$-structure to be coclosed. We will begin this talk defining this system and giving a description of the geometry of cohomogeneity one manifolds. Then, we will look for coclosed $G_2$-structures in the cohomogeneity one setting. We will end up by proving the existence of a family of coclosed $G_2$-structures which are invariant under a cohomogeneity one action of $\text{SU}(2)^2$ on certain seven-dimensional simply connected manifolds.